Mechanical Engineering - dual (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
SiteRegion Ahlen/Beckum/Oelde sowie Steinfurt
Special type of studydual study, executive, including apprenticeship, part-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study9 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€299,24 / semester (winter term 2022/23)

Requirements and enrolment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementAgainst the background of the Covid 19 pandemic, the mechanical engineering related internship, which is regularly required as a prerequisite for enrolment, will be reduced from ten weeks to four weeks.
The internship may also include computer science parts for a maximum of 50% of the four weeks. In addition, the internship is not required at the beginning of the course of study but regularly only until the beginning of the lecture period of the third semester.

If you plan to do an apprenticeship within a dual study programme, no pre-study placement is required. To find out more about the placement, please visit the departmental website.
Additional entrance requirements

Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with a score of ‘3’, or must furnish equivalent proof.

EnrolmentA Enrolment ist not possible
at the moment

Detailed description of the degree programme

Whether in mechanical and plant engineering, automotive engineering, electrical engineering or the chemical or steel industries: mechanical engineering specialists are in just as high demand here as in process engineering and environmental engineering. As such, development engineers undertake a wide range of activities. Whether you will be developing cars, planning a factory or designing a maize chopper – we will provide you with the necessary skills in construction design, simulation technologies and robotics, materials, and production processes.


The aim of our degree programme is to qualify our engineers to meet today’s demands in an industrial working environment and to actively shape development processes. After completing the degree programme, you will have technical subject expertise, be familiar with modern methods of development, be able to present content professionally, and have business background information.

Occupational fields

As a mechanical engineer, you will be engaged in one of the top sectors in our country, actively shaping its development. After obtaining your degree, you will be able to work in the following fields:

  • Construction
  • Research and development
  • Production planning and control
  • Production, manufacture
  • Management, business management
  • After-sales, customer service
  • Logistics
  • Quality management, quality assurance
  • Servicing, maintenance
  • Training and further training
  • Purchasing, procurement
  • Warehouse management, materials management
  • Distribution, sales
  • Work scheduling

In addition, our department offers the following Master’s programmes:

  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Product Development, Computational Engineering, and Agricultural Engineering (offered as full-time and part-time programmes)
  • Master in Business Management in Technology, specialising in Mechanical Engineering

Content and course sequence

In our dual study programme, courses from the full-time Bachelor programme in Mechanical Engineering (specialising in General Mechanical Engineering) are spread over nine semesters. During term time, you will spend two days of the week at Münster University of Applied Sciences. The first study day will be at the Steinfurt site, the second (on Saturday) in the Ahlen/Beckum/Oelde region. You will spend the other weekdays working at the company or attending vocational college.

In the foundation modules, you will gain a basic knowledge of mathematics, science and technology, as required for the degree programme. Examples include:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statics
  • Materials Engineering

In the engineering modules, you will learn application-oriented content, such as:

  • Fundamentals of Construction Design
  • Machine Elements
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Hydraulics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Control Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Process Engineering

Why choose us

  • Preparatory courses in mathematics for first-year students
  • Numerous opportunities to cooperate with international universities
  • Strong research activities with a high proportion of external funding
  • Numerous industry contacts
  • Excellent laboratory equipment with ultra-modern test benches, sophisticated measurement technology and even scanning electron microscopes
  • Teaching using up-to-date IT suites and state-of-the-art software
  • Easy-going relations between students and teaching staff
  • Ideal learning climate
  • Top ratings in national rankings

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